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Top News – Thursday, November 14, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 9, Sodebo new leader

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 9, Sodebo new leader First rounding the waypoint off Rio de Janeiro yesterday was 'Macif' with François Gabart/Gwenolen Gahinet FRA (Media: Jérémy Eloy FRA) heading straight to the harbour to get the rudder repaired. After 8 days and 12 hours, the closely following 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville/Jean-Luc Nélias FRA (Media: Martin Keruzore FRA) veered direction Cape Town crossing the South Atlantic as the new leader. 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA (Yann Riou FRA) followed 267nm behind as 2nd and another 85nm back was 'Actual' with Yves Le Blevec FRA/Alex Pella ESP (Ronan Gladu FRA). ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, November 14, 2019   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 18, Lipinski POL/Hardy FRA Open 40 winners

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 18, Lipinski POL/Hardy FRA Open 40 winners This morning UTC, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA crossed the finish line in Salavdor de Bahia after 17 days and 16 hours underway as superior winners of the Class 40. The first persuers will arrive this afternoon. ----- The race for rank 4 remains open between Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA and Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI 14nm behind with 190nm left to the arrival. ----- In addition to the Class 40, the last four Open 60s will reach the port of destination. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, November 14, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 12, Jambou FRA to take the line honors today

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 12, Jambou FRA to take the line honors today Today, François Jambou FRA will cross the finish line in Martinique as superior winner in the Mini Protos. 116nm before the arrival, his advance on Axel Tréhin FRA was 98nm. Morten Bogacki GER and Erwan Le Mené 2nm behind will fight for rank 3. ----- No doubt about the winner in the Series Minis, as the leading Ambrogio Beccaria ITA was 95nm ahead of Benjamin Ferré FRA with 270nm left to the finish. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, November 14, 2019   

Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Captiva Island FL, USA - Day 8

 Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Captiva Island FL, USA - Day 8 Three races were held yesterday in an up to 26kn breeze, and both groups have completed three heats now. Nicolaj Bjornholt/Michelle Jensen DEN moved on top of the rankings with a race win. Gav Colby/Worst News AUS follow 2 points behind. The qualification phase will be concluded today. ----- The ranking list and the daily news.
Thursday, November 14, 2019   (Image © Elena Razina)

Dragon - Grand Prix - Act 4 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 3, a duo fighting for victory on Majorica and the GP overall

 Dragon - Grand Prix - Act 4 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 3, a duo fighting for victory on Majorica and the GP overall Dimitri Samokhin RUS and his team won the only race yesterday and moved up on rank 2 behind the still leading Pieter Heerema NED. Stephan Link GER follows on rank 3. ----- Today, the leading duo will not only fight for victory in Palma, but also for the title in the Annual GP Rankings. Samokhin RUS leads 3 points ahead of Heerema NED. ----- Rain and calms caused some start postponements and only a shortended race could be held in the afternoon in an initial 10kn but rapidly decresing breeze. ---- The results and the event facebook page.
 
Top News – Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 8, Cammas now 3rd after repair stop

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 8, Cammas now 3rd after repair stop The leading 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA did the announced repair stop in Salvador de Bahia to replace the damaged daggerboard. After 13 hours, she resumed racing this morning UTC on the third position. The new leader is 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA, planning to do her pit stop in Rio. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA will therefore move on rank 1. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17, the first Class 40 to arrive today

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17, the first Class 40 to arrive today Five of the originally 30 departed Open 60 two-person teams were still underway this morning UTC. ----- Now, the Class 40s are approaching the finish with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA only 263nm away. Their advantage on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR was 73nm this morning. Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA follow another 72nm back. Close will be the race for rank 4 between Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI now only 15nm behind the 4th-ranked Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA. Jörg Riechers GER/Cédric Chateau FRA follow as 6th with a 30nm deficit on the Swiss. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 11, final approach to Martinique, line honours tomorrow

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 11, final approach to Martinique, line honours tomorrow The Minis are approaching Martinique in the French Caribbeans and this morning UTC, Francis Jambou FRA, the leader in the Protos, was 350nm from the arrival, ETA tomorrow. His advantage on Axel Tréhin FRA remained at 100nm. Erwan Le Menée FRA and Morten Bogacki GER 12nm behind will fight for rank 3. ----- Almost as big is the advance of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA int the Series-Minis. This morning, he was 74nm ahead of the duo Benjamin Ferré FRA and Nicolas D'Estais FRA, separated by 4nm and fighting for rank 2. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Captiva Island FL, USA - Day 7, no wind yesterday

 Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Captiva Island FL, USA - Day 7, no wind yesterday No wind on the second day of the Hobie-16 Semi Finals at the World Championship in Florida. After 1, respectively 2 races, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Cendra VEN are on rank1 ahead of Jason Hess/Katya Castellanos GUA and Michael Montague/Kathy Ward USA. The results and the daily news. On Friday, the Final with the participants split in Gold- and Silverfleet, is on the program.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Star - Schoonmaker Cup - Miami FL, USA - Final results, former World Champs on the podium

 Star - Schoonmaker Cup - Miami FL, USA - Final results, former World Champs on the podium The Starboat Winter Series in Miami was kicked-off over the past weekend with the Schoonmaker-Cup No racing on Saturday, as the wind exceeded 40kn, but on Sunday, three races could be completed. ----- The former World Champions Paul Cayard/Phil Trinter USA, Augie Diaz USA/Bruno Prada BRA and Eric Doyle USA with Payson Infelise USA as crew finished on the podium. On rank 5 followed the matchracer Taylor Canfield ISV with Arnis Baltins USA. 16 teams participated. ----- The results and the report of Paul Cayard USA.
 
Top News – Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16, the now leading Class 40 trio will make the podium

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16, the now leading Class 40 trio will make the podium With the last third of the Open 60 fleet about to finish the race within a short time, the Class 40 is now approaching the arrival: Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA had 480nm left this morning UTC with a 55nm advance on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR. The third-ranked Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA are another 71nm behind ..... the podium seems to be determined. ----- 17 of the 26 Open 60s left in the race did reach Salvador de Bahia meanwhile. ----- The race tracker , the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 10, more and more damages ...

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 10, more and more damages ... Despite of the unconstant trade winds, the positions on top ranks of the Mini fleets remained unchanged during the past 24 hours. In the Protos, François Jambou FRA is in the lead 91nm ahead of Axel Tréhin FRA. The advantage of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA in the Series Minis is now 79nm . ----- Mid-fleet, more and more equipment failures have been reported, among them two dismastings. ----- The race tracker, the daily report and all other news.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 7, repair stops ahead

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 7, repair stops ahead All four Ultimes made good progress in the solid trade winds along the Brazilian Coast. Today, however some changes in the positions will occur as Frank Cammas FRA on 'Edmond de Rothschild' will head for Salvador de Bahia for the previously announced repair stop. 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA, 79nm behind this morning UTC, will replace the damaged rudder shortly after in Rio. Thomas Coville FRA on his 'Sodebo' will therefore most probably be ahead by tomorrow evening, and also Yves Le Blevec FRA with his 'Actual' will catch-up and be back in the race. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results

 Laser - Championnat de la Méditerrannée - Final - Marseille FRA - Final results Erroneously, we reported the conclusion of the Laser Mediterranean Championship yesterday, not realizing, that Monday (Armistice Holiday in France) was a race day as well. ----- In the Lasers 4.7, Eliott Raison SUI climbed on rank 1, followed by Loïc Oddin SUI. 35 participants. ----- No change on top of the Lasers Radial with Matthis Pacaud FRA on frist ahead of Louise Cervera FRA. 48 participants. ----- In the Lasers Standard, Santiago Sampaio POR dominated again yesterday winning both heats, and taking the overall victory by a considerable margin. ----- Two races were held in moderate winds. ----- The le ranking list and the news.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Dragon - Grand Prix - Act 4 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 1, with 40 boats from 18 nations

Finishing on the ranks 1 and 3, Otto Pohlmann GER (with Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL) has taken the lead on the opening day of Act 4 of the 2019 Dragon Grand Prix sailed on Palmy Bay. On the ranks 2 and 3 follow Stefan Link GER (with Frank Butzmann GER) and Dirk Pramann GER (with Freddy Lööf SWE). ----- The 40 Dragons from 18 nations completed two races in Northwinds from the shore, initially 20kn, decreasing during the day. ----- The results and the daily news.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Dragon - Grand Prix - Act 4 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 1, with 40 boats from 18 nations

 Dragon - Grand Prix - Act 4 - Puerto Portals ESP - Day 1, with 40 boats from 18 nations Finishing on the ranks 1 and 3, Otto Pohlmann GER (with Mateusz Kusznierewicz POL) has taken the lead on the opening day of Act 4 of the 2019 Dragon Grand Prix sailed on Palmy Bay. On the ranks 2 and 3 follow Stefan Link GER (with Frank Butzmann GER) and Dirk Pramann GER (with Freddy Lööf SWE). ----- The 40 Dragons from 18 nations completed two races in Northwinds from the shore, initially 20kn, decreasing during the day. ----- The results, the daily news and the video of the day .
 
Top News – Monday, November 11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15, 10 of the 27 Open-60s finished so far

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15, 10 of the 27 Open-60s finished so far 16 hours after the Open-60 winner 'Apivia' (Dalin/Eliès FRA), Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA with their 'PRB' reached the port of destination Salvador de Bahia as 2nd. Only 7 minutes later, 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR crossed the finish line. Meanwhile, 10 of the 27 Open-60s still in the race arrived in Salvador de Bahia. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA could keep their 55nm lead in the fast drag race powered by the southern trade winds. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR remain on 2nd, Aymeric Chapellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd were already 129nm behind this morning UTC. ----- race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9, Jambou FRA 750nm away from Martinique

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9, Jambou FRA 750nm away from Martinique 750nm were left for François Jambou FRA, leading in the Protos, this morning UTC. With an advance of 100nm on Axel Tréhin FRA, only an equipment failure in the frequent thunderstorms with gusts of up to 40kn can stop him from winning the Transat 2019. Ambrigio Beccaria ITA in the Series-Minis is also on a good track to victory, as his advantage of 68nm on the 2nd-ranked Nicolas d'Estais FRA was confortable this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 6, unplanned repair stops in Brazil

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 6, unplanned repair stops in Brazil After 5 days and 3 hours, 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA crossed the Equator. Slowed down in the Doldrums, the gaps between the Ultime Multis increased even more. 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA was 177nm back this morning UTC. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA followed 264nm behind Cammas. ----- As we reported, 'Macif' has announced a repair stop in Brazil to fix the broken rudder. Now, the leading 'Edmond de Rothschild' will head ashore as well to mend the damaged keel. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
 
Top News – Sunday, November 10, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14, Dalin/Eliès FRA Open 60 winners

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14, Dalin/Eliès FRA Open 60 winners This morning UTC, Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA crossed the finish line in Salvador de Bahia BRA on their 'Apivia', a brand new Open 60 splashed last August only. 140nm before arrival, the race for rank 2 remains open between Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA 16nm in front of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. Charlie Enright/Pascal Bidegorry USA/FRA on rank 5 are 61nm back. ----- No change in the top ranks of the Class 40 with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA 47nm ahead of Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

GC-32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results, Alinghi winner in Oman and overall

 GC-32-Catamaran - Racing Tour - Finals - Muscat OMN - Final results, Alinghi winner in Oman and overall 'Alinghi' with Arnaud Psarofaghis SUI, winner in Oman, grasped herewith the 2019 GC-32 Racing Tour title ahead of 'Oman Air' with Adam Monoprio NZL. 'Zoulou' with Erik Maris FRA and 'Oman Air' completed the Oman podium. ----- Light winds prevailed initially, freshening during the day. ----- The results, the news and the video of the day.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8 - trade winds of up to 35kn

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8 - trade winds of up to 35kn The overall leader François Jambou FRA extended his lead in the Mini Protos on Axel Tréhin FRA to 102nm. In the Series-Minis fleet, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA is clearly keeping the lead with a 55nm advance. ----- Fresh trade winds with gusts of up to 35kn are still prevailing, challenging the solo skippers and more and more also the boats, some reporting equipment failures already. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   (Image © Yann Riou)

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 5, fleet decelerated, Macif damaged

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 5, fleet decelerated, Macif damaged Yesterday, the four Ultime-Trimarans lost considerable speed in the innertropical convergence zone, but the sequence of the boats was not changed, inspite of the fact, that 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA damaged the middle rudder after a collision with flotsam. He plans for a short repair stop in Brazil. ----- 'Edmond de Rothschild' (Franck Cammas FRA) was in the lead this morning UTC 96nm ahead of 'Macif'. Thomas Coville FRA with his 'Sodebo' is 137nm behind. 'Actual' with Yves Le Blevec FRA follows now 300nm back. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Fort Myers FL, USA - Day 3

 Hobie-Cat 16 - World Championship 2019 - Fort Myers FL, USA - Day 3 Part one of the Hobie-16 World Championships on Captiva Island in Florida - the races in different categories - is over and the winners are Vladimir Sola/Marc Selfa CUB in the Juniors, Rod and Kerry Waterhouse AUS in the Grand Masters and Annie Gardner/Sarah Kraft USA in the Women. ----- The Open World Championship is now underway and after five qualification races, Yamil Saba/Gonzalo Sendra VEN are in the lead. ----- All ranking lists and the event facebook page with reports, photos and videos.
 
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